Dr. Moritz Brake

Dr. Moritz Brake

 Senior Fellow at CASSIS


 E-Mail.: mbrake@uni-bonn.de

Address: Römerstraße 164, D-53117 Bonn


Moritz Brake is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) and a reserve officer of the German Navy. He is also co-founder and managing director of the maritime security start-up „Nexmaris“. With a thesis on the contemporary German Navy as a tool of foreign policy, he received his PhD from the War Studies Department of King's College London in July 2022. He is a member of the German Maritime Institute (DMI) and an Auditeur of the French Institut des Hautes Études de Défense National (IHEDN). In addition to a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College London, Brake holds a nautical patent and an engineering degree in Nautical Science from Jade Hochschule in Elsfleth, Germany. In active naval service, he was most recently a youth officer in a public lecturer role as a security policy officer on behalf of the German government,
and in addition to sea time on merchant and warships, served in the UN mission UNIFIL (Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon, 2007) and the EU anti-piracy mission ATALANTA in the Horn of Africa (2010 & 2011).
In an honorary capacity, Moritz Brake is a member of the Board of Trustees of the "Leuchtfeuer" Foundation. As a recognised child and youth welfare organisation, the Leuchtfeuer Foundation is active for young people throughout Europe.

Research Interests

Maritime Security and Strategy | Cybersecurity | Space Strategy

Publications (Selection)

  • Brake, Moritz und Heinrich Walle (Hrsg.) „60 Jahre Deutsche Marine in Bildern“ (Mittler&Sohn, Bonn 2016)
  • Brake, Moritz (Hrsg.) „Maritime Sicherheit - Moderne Piraterie: Herausforderungen, Gefahren und mögliche Gegenmaßnahmen" (Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2015)
  • „Erkenne Dich selbst, Deutsche Marine!“, MarineForum 06/2022

  • „What the European Union has to realise in security and defence“, im Interview in The European Security and Defence Union, 01/2022, Vol. 41

  • „Europas Chance: Strategische Weltraumtechnologie“, mit Harald Kujat, Europäische Sicherheit & Technik (online), 11.07.2021, via: https://esut.de/2021/07/meldungen/28473/strategischeweltraumtechnologie/

  • „Strategische Inspiration”, Rezension in Zeitschrift für Außen‐ und Sicherheitspolitik ZfAS, 06‐2021

  • “Reviewing EU Strategic Foreign Policy in a Multipolar World Order”, The Defence Horizon Journal, 26.04.2021, https://www.thedefencehorizon.org/post/reviewing-eu-strategic-foreign-policy-in-a-multipolar-world-order

  • “Building European Seapower: Reinvigorating EU naval strategy and maritime capabilities for the 2020s” with Sebastian Bruns, Tidskrift i Sjöväsendet, Journal of the Royal Swedish Society for Naval Sciences, No. 5, 2020

  • „Towards a Standing European Union Auxiliary Navy” with Sebastian Bruns, Policy Brief, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, July 2020, via: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/bruessel/16408.pdf

  • „Soldaten gegen Piraten: Der extraterritoriale Einsatz der deutschen Marine zur Pirateriebekämpfung im Lichte von Völkerrecht und Grundgesetz“, Rezension in Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik ZfAS 01/2019

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 31.01.2023

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